|Location||Orchard Road, Singapore|
|Opening date||2 July 2009|
|Developer||Far East Organization
|Management||Orchard Central Private Limited|
|No. of stores and services||400 maximum|
|Total retail floor area||387,988 square feet (36,045.3 m2)|
|No. of floors||14|
Orchard Central (Chinese: 乌节中央城) is a shopping centre in Singapore. It is also Singapore's tallest vertical mall. This shopping centre was officially opened on July 2, 2009. Orchard Central sits on the land previously occupied by Specialists' Shopping Centre.
Orchard Central was designed by DP Architects. It is designed as Singapore's first vertical mall, and it consists of 12 floors above ground and 2 basement levels. It also features a "super escalator", which takes pedestrians on street level directly up to Level 4. The mall is served by a total of 52 escalators (including 6 super escalators) and 12 glass elevators.
Orchard Central has a 160 m frontage along Orchard Road.
Orchard Central has artworks that are permanent displayed in clustered located around the mall. The display is worth over SGD$9 million. Artworks featured in the display were curated by National Arts Council. The total development cost of the project is estimated to be more than SGD$650 million.
Artworks featured in this display were specially commissioned, and they were done by artists from countries like the US, Japan, Australia and Denmark.
- Collin Anderson (2012). Evolution of a Retail Streetscape: DP Architects on Orchard Road. Images Publishing. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-1-86470-462-4.
- Ng Baoying (19 June 2009). "Orchard Central to woo shoppers by integrating with other malls". Channel NewsAsia.
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